Thursday, September 13, 2012

New TJJD Director Has Roots at SHSU, CMIT

Michael Griffiths (MS '74), an instructor for the College of Criminal Justice and the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, was named Director of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

Michael Griffiths, a Sam Houston State Alumnus and online instructor at the College of Criminal Justice, has spent five decades serving youthful offenders across the state and was recently appointed the new executive director of the state agency that oversees juvenile services.

Seal of the Texas Juvenile Justice DepartmentGriffiths (MS ’74) took the reins at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department on Sept. 10. Griffiths not only will take on the daunting task of combining two state agencies – The Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission – he also will help restore public confidence in a system marred by several high profile incidents of violence and gang activities. . . .read more

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